“Guess he is dead.
The rebels done caught him, and we never heard from him again.”
“Look up here,” I said.
“Did you ever see me before?”
“Golly, you are Lieutenant Adams
,” and he rushed for me. George Washington
remained in Lynn
When the war ended he could not read or write, but he passed through all grades to the high school, and after two years there went South; was a member of the Virginia Legislature two terms; and the last I heard of him, he was with an Uncle Tom's Cabin Company whistling in the plantation scene, being the best whistler in the country.
We were constantly moving by the left flank, marching every night, fighting every day. On the 30th we were on the Washington Jones plantation
, near Totopotomoy Creek
, the rebels advancing at night, but being repulsed.
and myself, with our companies G and I, were on the outpost all night; we were very near the rebel lines and picket firing was constant.
In the morning we advanced and they returned to their works.
, commanding Company K, was on our right, a swamp being between us. Captain Mumford
and I had muskets, as it was poor fun being fired at with no chance to reply.
We made up our minds to charge the works, so arranged with Captain Hume
that he should go to the right around the swamp and we would advance and connect with him on the other side.
With a yell we started and the rebels retired before us, some of them to an old church.
When we arrived at the crest of the hill we opened on them.
was behind a tree, and had just fired his piece when he fell at my feet, shot through the head.
All the fire of the rebels was concentrated on this spot.
No man could live a